Facilitation of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Constituency Taskforce
Nutrition for Growth
Between April and July 2021, N4D was the interim facilitator of the N4G Constituencies Taskforce. The Taskforce brings together representatives from donors, UN agencies, civil society, private sector, the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and the Global Nutrition Report with the aim of coordinating efforts to mobilise ambitious commitments in the build up to the Nutrition for Growth Summit, hosted by the Government of Japan in December 2021.
The N4D Approach
In addition to facilitating monthly Taskforce calls, N4D together with Anna Kotenko, mapped existing activities of constituencies aimed at mobilising policy and financial commitments during the 2021 Nutrition Year of Action and promoting increased accountability and identified opportunities for collaboration across countries. A summary of the results can be found in the Outputs document on this page.
During the period when N4D was facilitating the Taskforce, there was a growing recognition of the multiple opportunities during the 2021 Nutrition Year of Action to mobilise ambitious commitments and the value of intensifying collaborative efforts in this regard. Constituencies increasingly shared information on their own activities and identified ways in which other constituencies might engage, support and amplify their efforts. The Taskforce provided an informal space where consituencies could share ideas and develop common views to inform discussions within the N4G Advisory Group, led by the Government of Japan, and thereby influence decisions and approaches in the planning of the N4G Summit.